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Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) is active and starting against the Lions today. The ankle shouldn’t be an issue, but Bridgewater is a low-end QB2 against the league’s #1 QB defense.

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) put in a full week of practice and is probable for Sunday’s game against the Lions. He declared himself back to 100% early in the week. It’s good news for the Vikings’ skill-position players, but Bridgewater is a low-end QB2 against the league’s #1 QB defense.

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) returned to practice on Tuesday.  He was reportedly close to playing last Thursday night, and this is confirmation that he's on track to play against the Lions this weekend.  Detroit's pass defense has been tough this season, leaving Bridgewater as a low-end QB2.

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) is inactive for tonight’s game against the Packers. The rookie likely would have played if these teams squared off on Sunday. Instead, Christian Ponder will start in what’s expected to be a rain-soaked evening in Green Bay. He’s obviously off the fantasy radar -- even in 2-QB leagues.  We bumped the Packers defense up our Week 5 Rankings.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) is a true game-time decision for tonight's tilt with the Packers.  "Bridgewater wants to play, team wants to make sure it limits danger," Rapoport adds.  ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday morning that QB Christian Ponder was in line to get the nod.  We're avoiding both guys in fantasy this week.

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) is listed as questionable for Thursday night's game against the Packers.  After sitting out on Monday and Tuesday, he put in a limited practice on Wednesday.  Bridgewater will be a game-time decision.  For what it's worth, beat writer Matt Vensel "guesses" Bridgewater will play.  In a road game with limited preparation, though, the rookie would be a risky play even in 2-QB fantasy leagues.

Vikings HC Mike Zimmer said Tuesday morning that QB Teddy Bridgewater's status for Thursday's game against the Packers remains "unclear."  The rookie has been rehabbing since Sunday and "may get some reps" in Tuesday's practice, per Zimmer.  Bridgewater has a nice matchup against the Packers but would be an extremely risky fantasy play if active on Thursday night.  QB Christian Ponder certainly wouldn't be an option if he's forced to start.

Unsurprisingly, Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater missed practice Monday because of the ankle he sprained in Sunday's win over Atlanta.  The team only took the field today because of the short week to prepare for a Thursday night trip to Green Bay.  HC Mike Zimmer said he hopes Bridgewater will be ready for that game.  We'll see what the next 2 practice days have to say.  The Vikings also practiced without LB Chad Greenway and CB Captain Munnerlyn on Monday.

An MRI on Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater's injured ankle came back negative.  HC Mike Zimmer said Monday that he's "hopeful" the rookie will be able to play against the Packers on Thursday.  We'll track his practice status over the next couple days.  But in a Thursday night road game on a bum ankle, Bridgewater won't be a recommended Week 5 fantasy play.

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater injured his left ankle in Sunday's game against the Falcons. X-rays at the stadium came back negative, and Bridgewater was diagnosed with a sprain. He was standing on the sidelines late in the game and didn’t appear to be limping afterward. The location and severity of the sprain will ultimately determine how long Bridgewater will be sidelined. He told NFL Network’s Omar Ruiz that he expects to play against the Packers on Thursday night. Bridgewater was fantastic before exiting, completing 19 of 30 passes for 317 yards, plus 27 yards and a score on the ground.

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater injured his left ankle/foot in Sunday's game against the Falcons.  He was shown getting it taped up on the sidelines but was then carted back to the locker room.  QB Christian Ponder has entered for Minnesota.

Update: X-rays on Bridgewater's ankle came back negative.  The team is calling it a sprain.

Vikings rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater followed QB Matt Cassel's strong performance Saturday night with some near-perfect play of his own.  Bridgewater completed 16 of 20 passes against the Cardinals for 177 yards and 2 TDs while taking just 1 sack and completely avoiding turnovers.  Cassel has reportedly taken the lead in the Vikings' QB competition, but Bridgewater is keeping it a battle.  We expect both to start games this year, and neither should harm the fantasy outlooks of the team's other skill-position guys.

Vikings HC Mike Zimmer announced that QB Teddy Bridgewater will get 1st-team reps in the team's preseason opener.  (Fellow 1st-round rookie QBs Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles, by the way, will not.)   "When the lights come on, it will be a different deal,” Zimmer said. “It will be good for him and how he reacts to seeing different defenses he hasn’t seen very much of, how he has to adjust to the blitz, get the ball out, make the right calls. How he plays under pressure. I anticipate he’s going to play very well.”  Minnesota's QB competition between Bridgewater and Matt Cassel is wide open.  The situation is best avoided in fantasy drafts.  Whoever starts will be no more than a low-end QB2.

Vikings OC Norv Turner said Tuesday that rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater is "playing at an awfully high level,” according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. That answer followed a question about Bridgewater's INTs, but Turner said he'd thrown just 3 among 150 pass attempts, same as QB Matt Cassel, whom Turner also praised.  He attributed just 1 of each QB's INTs to bad reads.  “He doesn’t have to be sensational, he just has to make good decisions,” Turner said about Bridgewater. “He needs to protect the ball, get our group in and out of the huddle, get in the right play, get in the right protection. ... He’s going to make plays. When he had an opportunity out here, he’s made plays. He’s made big plays throwing the ball up the field, and he’s made big plays checking the ball down.”  We'll be interested to watch Bridgewater in preseason action, though we've not expecting much fantasy impact from him in 2014 even if he starts.  Long term, expect a mid-to-high QB2.

NFL Network's Albert Breer believes Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater has "closed the gap" on QB Matt Cassel through the first week of training camp.  Bridgewater took reps with the 1st-team offense on Wednesday and will get time with the starters in the preseason.  Cassel is still considered the favorite to be under center for Week 1, but the Vikings are giving Bridgewater a fair shot to beat him out.  Our money is on the rookie leading the team in starts this season, but he's just a low-end QB2 in fantasy football.

Vikings rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater will take some 1st-team reps when OTAs get going on May 28.  He threw for the first time as a Viking at the team's rookie minicamp last week.  "He is throwing the ball good," HC Mike Zimmer said. "I think he's got a good presence, a good command of the way he's taking things."  Only Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder stand between Bridgewater and the starting job.  Consider the rookie the favorite to lead Vikings QBs in starts this season.

Vikings HC Mike Zimmer hinted that rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater will be given a fair chance to win the starting job out of training camp.  “Teddy will play when we feel like he’s ready, if he’s the best guy, which we hope that he will be,” Zimmer said. “We always want to have competition.”  The Vikes had previously said that any rookie QB would sit behind Matt Cassel this year.  Not surprisingly, they've already changed that tune.  An accurate QB with an advanced football IQ, Bridgewater has an excellent chance to beat out Cassel this summer.

ESPN's Bob Holtzman has learned that Teddy Bridgewater the #2 QB on Minnesota's draft board.  Johnny Manziel was the team's top-ranked signal caller.  The Vikings tried to make a trade up for Manziel but "settled" for Bridgewater, per Holtzman.  It's an interesting note but is unlikely to impact Bridgewater's fantasy value in 2014 or beyond.  We like his chances of beating out QB Matt Cassel for the starting job this year.

The Vikings traded back into the 1st round to grab QB Teddy Bridgewater with the 32nd overall pick.  Bridgewater's stock took a big hit after an ugly pro day, but he has the best game tape of any QB in this class.  He can make every throw, is an above-average athlete for the position and has a high football IQ.  Bridgewater will battle Matt Cassel for Minnesota's starting job this summer.  The vet might get the Week 1 nod, but Bridgewater should take over at some point in 2014.  He figures to be more of a game manager out of the gate, though, leaving him without much fantasy upside.  Longer term, Bridgewater and WR Cordarrelle Patterson should be a productive duo.

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